Conference Program Chairs

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Mary Crossan a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Ivey Business School, Western University. Her research on leadership character, organizational learning and strategic renewal, and improvisation is published in the top management journals including the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly and Organization Science...
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Will Mitchell Professor of Strategic Management in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization. Will is a senior fellow at Rotman’s Center for...
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Joanne Oxley the McCutcheon Professor of International Business, Professor of Strategic Management, and Associate Dean, Faculty at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on outsourcing...
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George Stalk Jr a Senior Advisor for The Boston Consulting Group, Senior Partner Emeritus for Banyan family business advisors as well as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management for the...

Theme Track Chairs

Theme A - Connectivity
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Nicholas Bayley
... is managing director and head of Accenture Strategy in Canada. Additionally, he holds leadership positions in Accenture Strategy’s IT and Banking practice areas. Nicholas brings ...
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Annabelle Gawer Professor in Digital Strategy at the University of Surrey, Director of the Centre of Digital Economy, and a visiting professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. A pioneer of international stature in the field of digital platforms...
Theme B - The Reality of Climate Change
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Caroline Flammer
... is an Associate Professor and Dean’s Research Scholar at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Her research interests are in competitive strategy at the intersection of...
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Daniel Ludwin a Principal in Oliver Wyman’s Energy and Operations practices. His teams focus on corporate strategy, sustainability, large program transformations, work management performance, and...
Theme C - Cross-border Flows of Products, Services, and People
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Heather Berry a Professor of International Business and International Affairs in the International Business Department in the School of Business and the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. She was previously...
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Gavin McTavish
... is an experienced leader and strategy expert with more than a decade of experience helping global clients develop strategy and make tough strategic choices in the context of disruption and uncertainty...
Theme D - Market and Political Transformations
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Nan Jia an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Nan holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada). Her research interests include...
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Andrew S. Nevin
... is an iconic figure in Nigeria, where he plays a number of key public roles, including as an Advisory Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria. He uses his public platforms to influence ...

Interest Group Track Chairs

Track E - Competitive Strategy
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Giada Di Stefano an Associate Professor of Strategy at Bocconi University. Her general research interests are in the area of innovation, knowledge, and organizational learning. More specifically, she studies the creation and transfer of knowledge, with...
Track F - Corporate Strategy
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Tony Tong Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. He conducts research at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and globalization, studying interfirm relations, firm boundaries, multinational firms, patents & IPRs, and digital innovation...
Track G - Global Strategy
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Rian Drogendijk
... is a Professor of International Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and an associated researcher at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include the internationalization processes of firms, knowledge transfer and ...
Track H - Strategy Process
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Murat Tarakci
... is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Erasmus School of Economics. Murat’s research focuses on creativity and innovation in strategy process ...
Track I - Knowledge and Innovation
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Giovanni Valentini
... is professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, where he is also the Director of the PhD Program. Prior to joining IESE, he was an Associate Professor at Bocconi University, Milan. He received a PhD in Management from IESE Business School ...
Track J - Strategy Practice
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Julia Hautz professor of strategic management at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Previously she was professor of strategy at the University of Cologne (Germany) and a visiting scholar at the University of Bath School of ...
Track K - Entrepreneurship and Strategy
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Mahka Moeen
... is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Schulze Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship. Her research interests include entry strategy within nascent industries. She seeks to ...
Track L - Strategic Human Capital
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Sekou Bermiss
... is an associate professor of management in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Within the area of strategic human capital, his research explores the micro-foundations of competitive advantage by studying the antecedents and ...
Track M - Stakeholder Strategy
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Mary-Hunter McDonnell
... studies organizational behavior within challenging institutional contexts, such as contentious social environments and uncertain regulatory environments. Her research draws on organizational theory and political sociology to explore political interactions between corporations and their myriad stakeholders ...
Track N - Cooperative Strategies
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Fabrice Lumineau
... is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. His academic interests include the interplay of contracts and trust in collaborative strategies, and misconduct ...
Track O - Strategic Leadership and Governance
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Aaron Hill an Assistant Professor in the Management Department of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He received his PhD from Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on...
Track P - Behavioral Strategy
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Gerry McNamara a Professor of Management at Michigan State University. His research examines the effects of behavioral factors, organizational practices, and strategic positioning on organizational decision-making and risk taking. His research...

Community Track Chairs

Track R - Research Methods Community
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Michael Withers an associate professor and the Gina and Anthony Bahr (’91) Professor in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University...
Track T - Teaching Community
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Protiti Dastidar
... is an Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Chair with the Management and Organization Department, University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty in the Fall of 2011 ...